1995 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 1995
7th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Argentina
Dates 15−27 August
Teams (from 41 federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Puerto Rico (4th title)
1993
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The 1995 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by Argentina from August 15 to August 27, 1995. The games were played in Tucuman and Neuquen. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the three berths allocated to the Americas for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The United States did not participate in the tournament, as the team claimed the host berth in the Olympics. Puerto Rico defeated Argentina in the final to win the tournament. Brazil beat Canada in the third place game to claim the final Olympic berth.

Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1995; Canada qualified automatically since they are one of the two members of the North America zone.

The draw split the tournament into two groups:

Format[edit]

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The top four teams at the quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1996 Summer Olympics tournament in Atlanta. The losers figure in a third-place playoff where the winner was given the third and final place in the Olympics.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 4 4 0 361 326 +35 8
 Canada 4 2 2 337 312 +25 6
 Cuba 4 2 2 369 336 +33 6
 Dominican Republic 4 2 2 329 326 +3 6
 Barbados 4 0 4 271 367 −96 4
15 August
 Puerto Rico 105–95  Cuba
Scoring by half: 53–43, 52–52
15 August
 Dominican Republic 82–79  Canada
Scoring by half: 53–34, 29–45
Neuquén
16 August
 Dominican Republic 86–66  Barbados
Scoring by half: 48–36, 38–30
Neuquén
16 August
 Dominican Republic 84–73  Barbados
Scoring by half: 42–37, 42–36
Neuquén
17 August
 Barbados 55–96  Cuba
Scoring by half: 27–50, 28–46
Neuquén
17 August
 Puerto Rico 82–75  Dominican Republic
Scoring by half: 46–42, 36–33
Neuquén
18 August
 Canada 90–79  Cuba
Scoring by half: 45–43, 45–36
Neuquén
18 August
 Puerto Rico 90–83  Barbados
Scoring by half: 43–39, 47–44
Neuquén
19 August
 Cuba 99–86  Dominican Republic
Scoring by half: 51–42, 48–44
Neuquén
19 August
 Canada 95–67  Barbados
Scoring by half: 58–34, 37–33
Neuquén

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 4 3 1 354 320 +34 7
 Uruguay 4 3 1 343 313 +30 7
 Argentina 4 3 1 326 290 +36 7
 Bahamas 4 1 3 317 372 −55 5
 Venezuela 4 0 4 312 357 −45 4
15 August
 Venezuela 66–83  Argentina
Scoring by half: 38–41, 28–42
15 August
 Brazil 81–84  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 40–55, 41–29
Tucumán
16 August
 Brazil 91–78  Bahamas
Scoring by half: 45–35, 46–43
Tucumán
16 August
 Uruguay 75–79  Argentina
Scoring by half: 36–36, 39–43
Tucumán
17 August
 Uruguay 104–78  Bahamas
Scoring by half: 49–46, 55–32
Tucumán
17 August
 Venezuela 80–99  Brazil
Scoring by half: 34–45, 46–54
Tucumán
18 August
 Uruguay 80–75  Venezuela
Scoring by half: 45–41, 35–34
Tucumán
18 August
 Bahamas 66–86  Argentina
Scoring by half: 43–45, 23–41
Tucumán
19 August
 Venezuela 91–95  Bahamas
Scoring by half: 51–48, 40–47
Tucumán
19 August
 Argentina 78–83  Brazil
Scoring by half: 39–39, 39–44
Tucumán

Quarterfinal group[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals

The top four teams in both Group A and Group B advanced to the quarterfinal group. Then each team played the four from the other group once to complete a full round robin with the top four advancing to the semifinals. Records from the preliminary groups carried over.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 7 6 1 633 545 +88 13
 Puerto Rico 7 6 1 658 609 +49 13
 Canada 7 4 3 665 608 +57 11
 Brazil 7 3 4 645 628 +17 10
 Cuba 7 3 4 657 654 +3 10
 Uruguay 7 3 4 596 611 −15 10
 Dominican Republic 7 2 5 586 664 −78 9
 Bahamas 7 1 6 615 736 −121 8
21 August
 Canada 94–73  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 42–32, 51–41
21 August
 Dominican Republic 100–98  Brazil
Scoring by half: 53–56, 47–42
Neuquén
21 August
 Cuba 81–86  Argentina
Scoring by half: 42–36, 39–50
Neuquén
21 August
 Puerto Rico 139–95  Bahamas
Scoring by half: 72–46, 67–49
Neuquén
22 August
 Bahamas 89–130  Canada
Scoring by half: 46–54, 43–76
Neuquén
22 August
 Brazil 110–95  Cuba
Scoring by half: 54–49, 56–46
Neuquén
22 August
 Dominican Republic 75–97  Argentina
Scoring by half: 36–44, 39–53
Neuquén
22 August
 Puerto Rico 83–89  Bahamas
Scoring by half: 37–43, 46–46
Neuquén
23 August
 Cuba 99–88  Bahamas
Scoring by half: 54–50, 45–38
Neuquén
23 August
 Dominican Republic 81–88  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 37–52, 44–36
Neuquén
23 August
 Puerto Rico 75–105  Argentina
Scoring by half: 31–55, 39–50
Neuquén
23 August
 Canada 104–99  Brazil
Scoring by half: 50–48, 54–51
Neuquén
24 August
 Bahamas 121–87  Dominican Republic
Scoring by half: 65–43, 56–44
Neuquén
24 August
 Uruguay 89–109  Cuba
Scoring by half: 41–50, 48–59
Neuquén
24 August
 Argentina 102–95  Canada
Scoring by half: 48–52, 54–43
Neuquén
24 August
 Brazil 83–89  Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 40–45, 43–44
Neuquén

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
26 August
  Puerto Rico  98  
  Canada  81  
 
27 August
      Puerto Rico  87
    Argentina  86
Third place
26 August 27 August
  Argentina  87   Canada  79
  Brazil  82     Brazil  97

Semifinals[edit]

26 August
 Puerto Rico 98–81  Canada
Scoring by half: 56–39, 42–42
26 August
 Argentina 87–82  Brazil
Scoring by half: 42–41, 45–41
Neuquén

Third place game[edit]

27 August
 Brazil 97–79  Canada
Scoring by half: 44–32, 53–47
Neuquén

Final[edit]

27 August
 Argentina 86–87  Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 50–47, 36–40
Neuquén

Awards[edit]

 1997 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

Puerto Rico
Fourth title

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1996 Olympic Tournament
Rank Team Record
1st  Puerto Rico 9–1
2nd  Argentina 8–2
3rd  Brazil 5–5
4  Canada 5–5
5  Cuba 4–4
6  Uruguay 4–4
7  Dominican Republic 3–5
8  Bahamas 2–6
9  Venezuela 0–4
10  Barbados 0–4

References[edit]

1995 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, FIBA.com.